Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

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Life Grp Q’s

John 16:16-33 CSB


Has God ever brought joy out of your sorrow? When?


In the message this week, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?

Going Deeper

Read Romans 5:1-5 and James 1:2-4

-In your own words, describe the process through which God turns affliction into hope (eg, how does affliction produce endurance, etc?)

-What are the potential challenges/obstacles at each step in this process, and how are they overcome?

What do the following verses teach us about turning affliction into joy?

-1 Peter 3:14

-1Peter 4:1

-1 Peter 5:10

-2 Corinthians 4:17

-Psalm 119:71

-Galatians 6:2


How could the promise of persecution and joy change your prayer life?

What current pain or sorrow will you entrust to Jesus to be transformed into joy?

Message Notes

John 16:16-33 CSB

Main Point: Jesus promises us abiding joy, as we walk with him through pain and sorrow.

1. Joy through ____________________________ John 16:16-22, Romans 5:1-5

Rejoice! Jesus is transforming things which bring you pain into avenues which bring you his joy.

2. Joy through _____________________________ John 16:23-28, 1 John 5:14-15

Rejoice! Jesus’ blood has opened lines of intimate communication between you and the Father, and he hears you!

3. Joy through ___________________________________ John 16:29-33

Rejoice! You are victorious because of your spiritual position in Christ!